Policymaking for the campus: Delft and Einhoven in the 'battle of brains'
The definition of a campus has traditionally been very simple. A campus is the site where a university is located, and where the faculties that form the functional core of academic study have their buildings. It may also include appropriate accommodation such as sports facilities and housing for students and teachers. The phenomenon originated in the United States, where a need arose for coherently organized university environments inspired by the older British colleges, such as in Oxford and Cambridge. Unlike these predecessors, however, the university complexes in the United States tended to be located separately in the suburbanizing landscape, rather than integrated into built-up urban areas.